Skydiving in New Zealand is a popular adventure activity. What better way is there to take in the amazing views than from thousands of feet above it all.
Accroding to Stray Adventure Travel, there are many skydiving operations throughout New Zealand and all offer tandem jumps. You’ll have experienced skydivers taking you-step-by-step through what to do on your jump and what to expect. If you’re a skydiver yourself don’t forget to bring your licence.
With views of the lake and Mt. Doom, this might be one of the most stunning drop zones in New Zealand. Plus, the plane is PINK… need I say more? The crew at Skydive Taupo are insanely cool and will get your adrenaline pumping whilst also reassuring you that you’re in great hands. It’s one of the most affordable jump locations too – a backpacker’s dream!
2)Franz Josef Glacier
Not only does Franz Josef offer New Zealand’s highest jump at a whopping 19,000 ft, it’s also home to some insane views. How many times in life can you say that you’ve plummeted towards a glacier?! If you’re willing to splurge some extra cash for the extra height then Skydive Franz is the jump for you!
3) Fox Glacier
On the West Coast of the South Island, just 25 minutes away from Franz Josef township, you’ll find the original glacier skydivers at Skydive Fox Glacier. This jump is right at the top of my bucket list and for a very good reason. With supremely spectacular views of the Southern Alps, rainforests and lakes and Mt. Cook – these are once-in-a-lifetime views that will no doubt blow your mind!
4) Abel Tasman
The sun shines more often in Abel Tasman which means those ‘bluebird skydive days’ are more frequent – rejoice! Skydive Abel Tasman will give you that much-needed adrenaline rush after all those lazy beach days. Plus, who could turn down the opportunity to view those golden sand coastlines from above? You’re essentially free falling in the middle of New Zealand between both islands and above a national park – what more could you ask for?!
5) Bay of Islands
New Zealand’s most northern skydive, where rumour has it, you can see the Earth’s curvature from up there! Skydive Bay of Islands could not be a more picturesque location to jump. See if you can count all 144 islands as you freefall above the Pacific Ocean.